[RECETTES] With the heat wave expected this weekend, we have only one idea in mind: have a picnic in a shady place or by the water! With friends or family, the picnic is a convivial meeting for which one can show imagination.
We know the “traditional” picnic recipes: rice salad, hard-boiled eggs, ham-butter or tuna-mayonnaise sandwiches… To give a little “twist” to these classics (which can quickly get boring… ), you can adopt some star diet foods: quinoa, red lentils, oat bran, pasta and brown rice, not to mention hyper-trendy raw vegetables, to pair with sauces and slimming dressings !
Tips for a (very) successful picnic
To drink and eat fresh, we take two coolers, one for drinks, the other for food. Failing this, we provide isothermal bags in which we slip 2 cold accumulator packs or 2 small bottles of frozen water. We also take:
- A tablecloth (or one or more sarongs) to sit on
- Paper towels
- A garbage bag for waste
- A knife that cuts (those who have already tried to cut a sausage with a plastic knife will understand) and possibly a small cutting board
- A corkscrew
- A parasol and sunscreen (this weekend the sun will hit everywhere)
- mosquito repellent
In video: the recipe for the vegetarian Quiche Lorraine
The other great picnic classics
We have revisited the great picnic classics for you to offer light, vegan, lactose-free or nutrient-enriched versions.
Nutrition: what are the pitfalls of the picnic?
Without necessarily pursuing a slimming objective, it is recommended to be wary of “picnic traps”: hyper-fatty, hyper-sweet or hyper-salty foods that tip the needle of the scales on the wrong side, but can also aggravate or cause health concerns – water retention, hyperglycemia, digestive disorders, hypercholesterolemia…
Among the food traps to avoid (or to consume in an exceptional way), we can mention:
- The delicatessen. It is rich in (bad) fats and salt: thus, 6 slices of sausage provide 5 g of salt on average. Avoid when you tend to have heavy legs and/or when you suffer from high blood pressure…
- The alcohol. Beer, cider, wine, champagne… We know that alcoholic beverages should be consumed in moderation. Indeed: in addition to their significant caloric intake, they reduce sensitivity to insulin (the substance that regulates blood sugar in the body) and promote excess cholesterol in the blood. And for pregnant women, alcohol is forbidden!
- The chips. At the same time too greasy, too salty and too caloric, crisps considerably increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed regularly. We will opt instead for homemade crisps… or for fruit crisps, which are much healthier.
To read : 500 diabetes recipes, Dr. Pierre Nys, ed. Leduc.S
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